Students are creating at Bulahdelah Central School

HSC student Jaime Grant working on her preliminary ideas for her body of works.


CREATIVITY abounds at Bulahdelah Central School as senior students beaver away at their end of year works to be submitted into the Galleries in the Gardens (GIG) Student Art Award.

For an insight into what we will see at the exhibition later this year, we checked in with the school’s visual arts teacher Sue Cross and head of humanities Vanessa Shultz.

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“Our Visual Arts students are very busy planning their Body of Works,” said Sue.

“Themes are quite wide-ranging, including the participation of women in sport, interpretations of typical Australian landscapes and works that have been inspired by foreign places.”

One student has been working on a series of drawings based on the self-portraits of favourite artists, using different mediums and a variety of media.

Another is experimenting with perspective and tones.

“The Award is an exceptional partnership between the school and GIG,” said Vanessa.

“Galleries in the Gardens has given our students such an amazing opportunity to participate in the world of the artist.

“Being able to see their work in The Gallery, viewed by members of the public, receiving accolades for their talent – these experiences are so special for the students at Bulahdelah.”

In its second year now, the Award was established by GIG as part of its commitment to our community.

Extended to the Bulahdelah Central School final year art students, it fosters participation in art and encourages and rewards excellence.

Prizes include cash and a public exhibition of selected entries at The Gallery later this year.

Galleries in the Gardens, Inc is a not-for-profit, member-based art group with its primary display space at The Gallery, 81 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.

The Gallery is closed temporarily due to the NSW Covid situation.

For more details check Facebook: GalleriesInTheGardens or visit


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